jQuery.getJSON() Method



The jQuery.getJSON( url, [data], [callback] ) method loads JSON data from the server using a GET HTTP request.

The method returns XMLHttpRequest object.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

$.getJSON( url, [data], [callback] )


Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method −

  • url − A string containing the URL to which the request is sent

  • data − This optional parameter represents key/value pairs that will be sent to the server.

  • callback − This optional parameter represents a function to be executed whenever the data is loaded successfully.


Assuming we have following JSON content in result.json file −

"name": "Zara Ali",
"age" : "67",
"sex": "female"

Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method −


      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" 
         src = "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
      <script type = "text/javascript" language = "javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
               $.getJSON('result.json', function(jd) {
                  $('#stage').html('<p> Name: ' + jd.name + '</p>');
                  $('#stage').append('<p>Age : ' + jd.age+ '</p>');
                  $('#stage').append('<p> Sex: ' + jd.sex+ '</p>');
      <p>Click on the button to load result.html file:</p>
      <div id = "stage" style = "background-color:#cc0;">
      <input type = "button" id = "driver" value = "Load Data" />

This should produce following result −